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    Fork Upgrade - Giant Boulder SE

    Hello everyone,

    Im looking to rebuild a 2004 Giant Boulder se. Yes I know its not the best bike but its not my main bike. I want this one to be available when family comes to visit or a backup bike.

    I got it at a great deal $20.

    I have already repacked the bearings, cleaned out the gears, etc. Still working on getting new cables and derailers. Have some spare Sram X7's I could probably put in. Anyhow, Im at a lost as to what to do with the fork.

    The one that is in there just has very little travel. Obviously I don't wish to put a $800 for in there, but what options is there for this bike that wont brake the bank.

    Am I asking to much to find a cheap 100mm fork? Cheap meaning $40 tops.

    Thanks for any input you might be able to offer.

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    You could put a rigid fork on it. I don't think you will find anything better for 40 bucks

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    Yes $40 is a pretty low budget. But what about used?

    Any suggestions based on past experience of what you guys have bought that would fit this bike?

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    Yeow. Hard to get even a rigid for $40. If the one on there isn't doing something dangerous, I think you're best off leaving well enough alone.
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